Metaphor and dialectics as literary devices

It is fine, but only in the sense that dust is fine. Rodney Livingstone.

Metaphor and dialectics as literary devices

For while the relation of the present to the past is a purely temporal, continuous one, the relation of what-has-been to the now is dialectical: is not progression but image, suddenly emergent. Rolf Tiedmann. The term "role," designating the part an actor plays in a drama, is also a metonymy since it comes from the roll of paper that included the actor's words and cues in the days before actors were trusted with entire scripts.

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The image of the fever shows love--the subject of the speaker's discourse--to be a source of suffering that preoccupies the patient, making it impossible to think of anything else. Cambridge University Press, Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin.

For example, "The pen is mightier than the sword" contains two metonymies. The four master tropes are metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony.

However, Benjamin does not attribute this transfiguration to method, as if it could be accomplished by dialectics, or by psychoanalytic introspection. Pensky, Max.

The Defense Department is called "the Pentagon. Edmund Jephcott. On this work site, one hears no chiselblow liberating form from stone; here thought reigns over muscle power, which it transmits via cranes and secure scaffolding. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, To cite a related metaphor, DNA is often called the "blueprint of life. The word "heart," when it stands for emotion, is a metonymy, based on the causal connection between emotions and an increased heart rate. The revolutionary impulse, he suggests, is the resolute expulsion of metaphor. Cambridge University Press, Consider the following lines from Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma: "The genetic information that orders and perpetuates life is written in nitrogen ink. Each of the twelve thousand metal fittings, each of the two and a half million rivets, is machined to the millimetre This is identical with the historical object; it is the justification of its being blasted from the continuum of history. A king or queen is called "the crown" as in "We wait word from the crown.

Not only before meaning. A characterisation of the physiognomy of a mask does not suffice without an investigation of what is imprinted on its interior.

Alternatively, the image of the dialectical image might be something like a vector diagram showing the resultant of the forces signified by the claims of history, truth, material and meaning; or perhaps something like a flow diagram laying out and comparing the procedural steps from component operations such as perception, collection, combination, metaphor and mimesis, towards synthetic constructions such as allegory, montage, mosaic and treatise.

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